I learned of the Gee's Bend quilters from a PBS documentary aired over the windy weekend. The quilts, created in Gee's Bend, Alabama over the last century, have been called by The New York Times "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced". The quiltmakers are separate from any modern art movement, yet they have created through necessity remarkable works of art. These quilts were made from very limited resources, yet have huge impact.
Some of the quilters are now being represented by Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art in New York. The quilts are on exhibit at the de Young in San Francisco through December.